Category: Seniors

Dr. Paul Granoff retires from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

Dr. Paul Granoff announces his retirement from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

By Paul Granoff, M.D. FAAP Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora Dear families, I recently announced my retirement after 48 years of practice in the Aurora community and surrounding areas. The decision to retire comes with many mixed emotions. I will greatly miss caring for all of you who are like family to...

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Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County hires Barb Nadeau

The Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County, operators of the Kendall Area Transit program, recently hired Barb Nadeau of Plano as external affairs manager. Providing high quality services to address basic transportation and nutrition needs in the communities of DeKalb, Kendall, LaSalle, Putman and Bureau Counties, VAC depends on...

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Seniors can find help with computer-oriented technology

By Barb Nadeau –  The needier you are the more access to technology you have a need to survive these trying times. Senior citizens, especially the oldest among us, are not usually considered the most computer-savvy individuals. They sometimes struggle with cell phones and learning about the newest apps, they...

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Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup.

Aurora Aces wins Hartenberger Cup, again

For the third time, the Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup. The Prisco Community Center was host site to the Bean Bag Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 2. This tournament should not be dismissed. Those who need assistance walking can get...

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Albright Theatre auditions for Christmas

The Albright Community Theatre in Batavia will be host to youth and adult auditions for the upcoming holiday show, A Christmas Carol. Audition dates will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 1. Performance dates will be December 7-9 and 14-16. All roles are available and youth...

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day based in real concerns

By Barb Nadeau –  Fall Prevention Awareness Day is September 22, a time for health care and senior care professionals across the country to gather, discuss, and recognize the dangers associated with tragic falls. Falling is no laughing matter for seniors, older adults, and their family members. Every 11 seconds...

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Oswego Senior Center events: Windows 10, Medicare, Ask a Cop

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Getting Started with Windows 10, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. There will be easy-to-follow instructions about...

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The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through the City as one final tribute to the former police officer and mayor. Jason Crane/The Voice

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through...

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Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in Partnership with Village of Montgomery

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in partnership with the Village of Montgomery

Mike Neuenkirchen, third from left, program director of Kendall Area Transit (KAT), cuts a ribbon with Montgomery Village Board members and Village clerk Penny FitzPatrick, second from left, outside the Montgomery Village Hall, Monday. The ribbon-cutting signifies a partnership between the Village and the dial-a-ride service since July 1. Kendall...

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Tuesday Garden Club of Aurora create 57 floral arrangements during their September 4 meeting

Members of the Tuesday Garden Club of Aurora create floral gifts for Seniors

By using flowers and greens from their own gardens and yards, members of the Tuesday Garden Club of Aurora create 57 floral arrangements during their September 4 meeting that were delivered to the residents of the Elmwood Nursing & Rehabilitation facility in Aurora. Nancy Garbe and Hedy Lindgren, center, take...

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Naperville mayor George Pradel

George Pradel Sept. 5, 1937 to Sept. 4, 2018

Here are comments from Naperville mayor Steve Chirico on the death Tuesday morning of George Pradel, former police officer and former mayor of Naperville: “George Pradel was the kind of community-focused individual that blesses a town once in a lifetime. His name will forever be remembered in our City, and...

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The Holmstad annual Bazaar September 29

The Holmstad’s annual Bazaar is one of Fox Valley’s most anticipated events. Now in its 41st year, residents are putting final touches on all of the unique items they sell to the public when the community will open its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Shoppers will have a...

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Barbara Appelson named Naperville’s Senior of the Year

Naperville’s Senior Task Force announced recently that Naperville resident and long-time Riverwalk Adult Day Services volunteer Barbara Appelson has been named the winner of the inaugural Senior of the Year Award. Appelson will be formally presented with the 2018 award at the Tuesday, Sept. 4, City Council meeting. Appelson was...

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Aurora birthday celebration: 100 years, one year

In honor of some of the eldest and youngest members of the Aurora community, the city government of Aurora will be host to a special birthday party to celebrate those who are 100-plus years and those who have celebrated their first birthdays this past year. Mayor Richard C. Irvin’s Annual...

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Knowledge, awareness, assist in understanding opioid abuse

By Barb Nadeau –  The use of and misuse of opioid medications has reached epidemic proportions and caused a national health crisis. Senior citizens are not immune. In fact, they may become inadvertently complicit. According to recent studies, the population of older adults who misuse opioids is growing rapidly. Medicare...

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Oswego Senior Center Caregiver education, cooking for seniors

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Caregiver Education Series: How to effectively communicate your wishes to your children or caregivers, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.,...

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Senior Services Associates, Inc., at the Aurora Rotary Club

Senior Services Associates dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for mature adults

Micki Miller, assistant executive director of Senior Services Associates, Inc., shares information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Senior Services Associates, Inc. is a non-profit agency with offices in Aurora, Crystal Lake, Elgin, McHenry, and Yorkville. They are dedicated to sustaining and...

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